Famed as the home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox, the Fenway area, which includes Kenmore Square, is a dynamic residential and commercial hub of Boston that promises unbeatable accessibility to culture, parks, commerce and public transportation. Located to the west of the Back Bay, Fenway began as mudflats of the Charles River Basin. In the 1870s, the land was filled, giving the topography that we know today.
A fashionable and lively urban district, Fenway is home to a mix of families, young professionals and students. The area has been built up with stately brick townhouses and apartment buildings—including a number of brand new luxury real estate developments near Fenway Park—as well as major cultural, educational and medical institutions.
Students, visitors and young people throughout the city are drawn to the lively restaurants, music venues and nightlife of Kenmore Square and Lansdowne Street. Huntington Avenue, which forms the southeast edge of the neighborhood, is celebrated as Boston’s “Avenue of the Arts” and is lined by Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Huntington Theater, and New England Conservatory. The neighborhood’s preeminent green space is the Back Bay fens, a unique urban park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.
- Fenway Park: the oldest ballpark in the nation and the home of the Boston Red Sox
- The Museum of Fine Arts
- The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Symphony Hall
- Kenmore Square: home to the iconic Citgo Sign and a variety of shops and dining options
- Easy access to Boston’s public transportation system
- The Back Bay Fens, one of six links in Boston’s historic Emerald Necklace park system